S1486aa........................................................by EDUCATION TEACHERS - READING - Amends existing law to revise requirements for certain certificated employees of a school district taking a state approved reading instruction course titled "Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course"; and to revise procedures. 02/21 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/22 Rpt prt - to Educ 03/09 Rpt out - to 14th Ord 03/15 Rpt out amen - to engros 03/16 Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen 03/17 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen 03/21 3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 30-0-5 AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Hawkins, Ingram, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee, McLaughlin, Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams NAYS--None Absent and excused--Geddes, Ipsen, Noh, Parry, Sandy Floor Sponsor - Dunklin Title apvd - to House 03/22 House intro - 1st rdg as amen - to Educ 03/27 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg as amen 03/28 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen Rules susp - PASSED - 65-0-5 AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Linford, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Cuddy, Field(20), Hadley, Loertscher, Schaefer Floor Sponsor - Montgomery Title apvd - to Senate 03/29 To enrol 03/30 Rpt enrol - Pres signed 03/31 Sp signed 04/03 To Governor 04/12 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 269 Effective: 04/12/00
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1486, As Amended BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO TEACHER PREPARATION; AMENDING SECTION 33-1207A, IDAHO CODE, TO 3 REVISE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES TAKING A STATE 4 APPROVED READING INSTRUCTION COURSE TITLED "IDAHO COMPREHENSIVE LITERACY 5 COURSE" AND TO REVISE PROCEDURES; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. That Section 33-1207A, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 8 amended to read as follows: 9 33-1207A. TEACHER PREPARATION. (1) Higher Education Institutions. The 10 state board shall review teacher preparation programs at the institutions of 11 higher education under their supervision and shall assure that the course 12 offerings and graduation requirements are consistent with the state board 13 approved, research based "Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Plan." To assure the 14 most immediate compliance with this requirement, the board may allocate funds, 15 subject to appropriation, to institutions which require revision of the pro- 16 gram. 17 The state board shall be responsible for the development of a single 18 preservice assessment measure for all kindergarten through grade eight (8) 19 teacher preparation programs. The assessment must include a demonstration of 20 teaching skills and knowledge congruent with current research on best reading 21 practices. In addition the assessment must include how children acquire lan- 22 guage; the basic sound structure of English, including phonological and 23 phonemic awareness; phonics and structural analysis; semantics and syntactics; 24 how to select reading textbooks; and how to use diagnostic tools and test data 25 to improve teaching. It shall also include the preservice teacher's knowledge 26 base of reading process: phonological awareness; sound-symbol correspondence 27 (intensive, systematic phonemes); semantics (meaning); syntax (grammar and 28 language patterns); pragmatics (background knowledge and life experience); and 29 comprehension and critical thinking. By September 2002, all teacher candidates 30 shall pass this assessment as part of the graduation requirements from an 31 Idaho teacher preparation program. The state board shall report the number of 32 preservice teachers taking and passing the performance-based reading assess- 33 ment to the legislature and governor annually. All costs associated with 34 administration of this test shall be borne by the institution which adminis- 35 ters the test and shall be shown as a line item in the appropriation request 36 of the institution for state reimbursement. 37 (2) In-service Programs. Each teacher employed in a classroom for kinder- 38 garten through grade eight (8), Title I, or special education and each school 39 administrator of a school which includes kindergarten through grade eight (8), 40 Title I, or special education shall complete three (3) credits (or forty-five 41 (45) contact hours of in-service training) of a singlestate approved reading 42 instruction course titled "Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course" based on the 43 state approved research based "Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Plan" in order to 2 1 recertify. Effective September 2000, the affected certificated personnel need2 only qualify under this requirement once.Courses which qualify for credit 3 shall be approved by the state department of education, . These coursesand any 4 educator who completes a state approved reading instruction course prior to 5 September 2001, shall be deemed to have met the requirements of this subsec- 6 tion. Completion of a state approved reading instruction course shall be a 7 one-time requirement for eachrenewal of certification for those currently 8 employed in an Idaho school district and shall be included within current 9 requirements for continuing education for renewal. The department shall pro- 10 vide a waiver of this requirement if the applicant successfully completes the 11 reading assessment measure developed for preservice purposes as provided in 12 subsection (1) of this section. The department shall establish a procedure to 13 allow a waiver of this requirement if the applicant teaches in a secondary 14 grade subject which does not directly involve teaching reading or writing. 15 The board of trustees of every school district shall include in its plan 16 for in-service training, coursework covering reading skills development, 17 including diagnostic tools to review and adjust instruction continuously, and 18 the ability to identify students who need special help in reading. The dis- 19 trict plan for in-service training in reading skills shall be submitted to the 20 state department of education for review and approval, in a format specified 21 by the department. 22 SECTION 2. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 23 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its 24 passage and approval.
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 Moved by Dunklin Seconded by Burtenshaw IN THE SENATE SENATE AMENDMENT TO S.B. NO. 1486 1 AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1 2 On page 2 of the printed bill, in line 5, delete "2003," and insert: 3 "2001".
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 10158 This bill addresses a technical problem with one of the bills passed in the previous session as part of the Idaho Reading Initiative. We now require teachers to pass a comprehensive literacy course before their next period of re-certification, unless they exempt out of the course. However, the test to grant the exemption is not yet prepared. In addition, quality literacy courses for teachers to take are not yet widely available across the state. This bill gives educators until September 2003 to complete the course, so they can wait until all components of the Reading Initiative are in place. FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact. Contact Name: Senator Betsy Dunklin Phone: 332-1382 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S1486